When you pick up a bundle of our kale at the farmers market, your decision is a culmination of months of work and planning on our farms—planning that begins in late winter, when our farmers decide how much to grow based on where it goes and what to plant based on what people will like.
On the Baker Bridge Farm in Lincoln, it’s time for Head Grower Tim Laird and Field Manager Alex Pogany to draw up field plans.
They start with three big questions. The first: How well can we be stewards of the land? Alex and Tim start by focusing on how much land we can afford to leave uncultivated so we can allow for a healthy rotation cycle that does not tax the soil’s nutrients.